Monday, April 30, 2012

Clever use for left over Anzac Biscuits

Monday last week I made Anzac biscuits to take to work for Tuesday, prior to the Anzac public holiday on Wednesday. One of the best things about Anzac bikkies is that they keep, really well. And its easy to make a huge batch.

Today I still had some left overs but definately didn't feel like eating anymore this week. So I crushed them and made apple crumble.

On a quick side note - Anzac biscuits are an Australian staple made from golden syrup or treacle, sugar, plain flour, rolled oats and melted butter (plus a little bi-carb and hot water). They were sent to the Australian and New Zealand troops overseas during WWI. ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day originally commemorated those soldiers from WWI but now includes all wars.

The apple crumble was very simple. I'm not in to recipes with lots of measurements or precision. I'm definately a have a quick glance at the recipe and throw it all together kind of a cook. That's why I don't bake cakes very often as I think you do need to be a bit more careful there.

I peeled and sliced two Granny Smith (green cooking) apples, tossed them in all spice, cinnamon and nutmeg, and placed in a baking dish. 

To make the topping I combined melted butter with brown sugar, plain flour, rolled oats and cinnamon. I used the end of a wooden rolling pin to crush the Anzac bikkies which were then added to the topping mix.

Pour crumble mix on top of apples and bake until apples are soft and the crumble golden.

Oh and I threw some sultanas in with the apples. It was a last minute decision. See what I mean about slapdash - I stumbled across the sultanas when looking for the oats. 

This crumble is going to be super yummy with some tangy greek yoghurt. Left overs will freeze well in individual serve containers. Probably a packed lunch treat for work over the next few weeks.

Hope you liked my no recipe, recipe. The simpler the better.

I have been very busy since my last post, gardening, creating a studio out of the spare room, improving life for our chickens, composting, worm farming, cooking, baking bread and doing plenty of other homespun things so please stay tuned as I share my tales.


  1. Mmmm. Sounds delicious! Look forward to seeing pics of your studio and all the other exciting things... always a treat to be inspired! grace

  2. Your apple crumble sounds delicious and a clever way of using the leftover ANZAC biscuits.

  3. thanks Maria and Grace. I have to admit, its really yummy!
    And I do truly hope I can inspire you.

  4. I love using leftovers to create something new. I use the leftover cereals and weetbix to do my crumbing - my girls think I'm weird lol!

  5. Nice post. For a bit of light relief, you might enjoy this Cartoon

    1. Hi Carole
      it feels that sometimes. Thanks for stopping by



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